Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Candlewick Press.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Book Overview:

The Butterfly Ball is tomorrow, and everyone has a job to do — even Harold. He's making the Spirit of Tuptown prize! But when the prize statue goes missing, a confident Pigsticks volunteers to solve the case. With more and more things disappearing and everyone in Tuptown a suspect, will Detective Pigsticks track down the mysterious thief?

My Review:

I'd never heard of Pigsticks and Harold until recently.  The duo is featured in a handful of Pigsticks and Harold series books, intended for young readers.

Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief is centered around the annual Butterfly Ball where everyone has been assigned a job.  It is Harold the hamster's job to build a statue for the Spirit of Tuptown prize.  Once the statue has been finished, Harold comes outside and notices it missing.  Distraught, Harold enlists the help of Pigsticks, a pig known for his crime solving skills.  Pigsticks asks Harold to be his assistant in solving the mystery.  While they are working on that, two more crimes happen and the pair's plate is full as they try to solve who's doing all this.  Everyone is afraid the ball will be cancelled.  But, right before that happens, the culprit is caught.  Apologies are given and the ball goes back into full swing.

Mysteries aren't necessarily my thing but I got a kick out of this kid's book.  The illustrations and visual cues made me chuckle.  Although I don't necessarily agree with the reason the thief gave for stealing, I still liked this book and like that the residents of Tuptown showed compassion once they found out who the culprit was. 


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57 comments:

Peggy said...

I have not heard of them yet. But it seems like a great series to read.

Stacey McCrary said...

No we have not heard of Pigsticks and Harold before but it sounds like a cute book.

Jennifer Bellotti said...

I have not heard of Pigsticks and Harold.

Renee said...

Nope never heard of the series until now.

aperry said...

I have not heard of this series.

Jana Leah B said...

I haven't. I think my nephew will really enjoy it.

Darlene said...

I have not heard of Pigsticks and Harold book series.

jakiesmom said...

Never heard of it but it looks cute

Heather B said...

This is a new series to me. Will need to check it out.

Eve+Ash said...

I haven't heard of them, but I like the illustrations!

Beth said...

I have not heard of them but they look adorable!

Janice Crespo said...

This is the first time I have heard of the series but it sounds like one we would enjoy reading together.

Nancy said...

This is the first time that I have heard of this book series.

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Lauryn Rescoe said...

I have never heard of this series before! It looks funny though and I would definitely love to read it withyet kiddos! :)

Marty C. said...

I never did hear of it before reading your review.

bison61 said...

no I have never heard of them

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chickie717 said...

I have never heard if this series

Feisty Fox said...

I haven't heard of this series but I think my son would enjoy it.

Jennifer T. said...

No, I haven't heard of the Pigsticks and Harold series before but it sounds like something my daughter would enjoy reading.

Sara Estep said...

I have not heard of it, but it does look cute!

Sue Hull said...

I've never heard of this book series.Thank you for the chance 😀

storm.bynature said...

I have never heard of these books, but they look super cute!

Edye Nicole said...

I have not heard of it!

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slb3334 said...

This is the first I have heard of the series.

angel d said...

i have not

Stacy said...

I have not heard of them previously.

Ken Ohl said...

have not heard of them before

John Smith said...

It looks like a fun and energetic book!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I have not heard of the characters but we love to read new books!

Angela Saver said...

No, Ive not heard of it, but it sounds great!

SueZH said...

I've never heard of them before. How could I have missed them. They look so cute.

AmberFaith said...

I haven't heard of this series.

Lisa Ann said...

I haven't heard of this series before but I know my grandson would love it because he's a big fan of pigs.

Susan Smoaks said...

I haven't heard of it before reading this.

Leela said...

I've never heard of it.

Elizabeth Brooks said...

First time hearing of ghem

cp said...

never heard of it

clc408 said...

This is the first I've heard of the series. It looks cute.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I haven't heard of them before.

Leslie said...

I hadn't!

Diana said...

I have never heard of them but they look fun!

dvice12 said...

I hadn't ever heard of the Pigsticks and Harold book series

Audra said...

I have not heard of this but it looks good

Marilyn said...

I've never heard of it, but it sounds cute.

Kathy Pease said...

I have not heard of this series

coup420 said...

Sounds like a great read but I have not heard of the book series yet

Melissa C said...

Never have, but it looks like a totally fun book!

Buddy Garrett said...

I haven't heard of this series.

Sand said...

I've never heard of this series but my littles love being read to.

Philip Lawrence said...

I have never heard of the Pigsticks and Harold books before but I would be willing to give it a try with my grandchildren.

SexyBrat said...

I have not heard of it.

Rob said...

My grandchildren would absolutely love to read a cool Pigsticks and Harold book.

Milton Milt said...

I have grandchildren that definitely need an amazing Pigsticks and Harold book.

Marcus Mar said...

My nieces and nephews want and need a marvelous Pigsticks and Harold book.

Paulet said...

A wonderful Pigsticks and Harold book would be just great for my grandchildren.

Malv said...

I have nieces and nephews that would really like to have a fabulous Pigsticks and Harold book..

Aaron said...

My many children would enjoy getting an awesome Pigsticks and Harold book.